While America is absolutely ruling the supercar market right now with the Hennessey Venom and the SSC Tuatara series, these are still comparatively new names in this business. The European roots are much deeper in this segment of course, but what about the Japanese domestic market (JDM) sports cars?
It’s true that the likes of Bugatti and Ferrari get a lot more attention, but those in the know are well aware that the JDM supercars cater to a different market altogether. Unlike their American and European counterparts, Japanese sports cars are comparatively affordable, providing truly amazing value in terms of price-to-performance ratio. So, whether you are looking to buy a used JDM sports car or planning to sell one, the following five have the best resale value right now.
(Honda) Acura NSX
The latest (Honda) Acura NSX is the fastest Japanese sports car that you can buy right now. As it happens, the Acura NSX is also the leading JDM sports car in terms of resale value. If you have an older model of the Acura NSX that you want to sell, either Google ‘sell my Acura NSX’ or directly visit We Buy Exotics and get an estimate of what it’s worth.
Depending on the model, specs will vary of course, with newer models showcasing higher performance. As far as on-road driving performance and comfort is concerned, even the older models in Honda’s Acura NSX lineup will never disappoint you. The latest Acura NSX Type S 2022 comes with a 600-hp, twin turbo V6 hybrid engine. Being a hybrid, the powertrain is equipped with three electric motors, powered by a 1.3 kWh battery pack.
The Mazda MX-5 is not exactly a supercar, but neither has it tried to be one at any point. Instead, the MX-5 still is what it always was: an affordable yet luxurious sports car that’s unbeatable in that price range. Whether you own an older model or are planning to upgrade to the MX-5 Miyata 2022, the value for money this little Japanese roadster provides is amazing.
The latest Grand Touring Edition comes with a 2L 4-cylinder engine (181hp) with 6-speed transmissions (manual/auto). Mazda has blessed their latest iteration of the MX-5 with nearly every automated safety feature from automatic emergency brakes and 4-wheel ABS, to blind spot detection and lane assist.
Toyota GR Supra
It’s difficult to deny how good the Toyota GR Supra looks at its price point, especially the 2022 editions. The classic design has been modified by Toyota in ways that are clearly noticeable, but they only mangae to further improve how good it looks.
Imbued with the full spirit of everything that JDM sports cars are loved for, the Toyota GR Supra 2022 edition comes with a 382hp 3L engine with 6-cylinders and 8-speeds. There’s also a lower tier model with a 255hp 2L 4-cycliner engine, but both engines are electric hybrids powertrains.
There are a few honorable mentions that could have also made it onto the list. These would be the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 and the Nissan 350Z, depending on your budget, or the model you own.